Celebrate World Oceans Day today, June 8 (videos)

World Oceans Day allows us to:

Change perspective - encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.

Learn - discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.

Change our ways - we are all connected to the ocean! By taking care of your backyard, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will greatly benefit our blue planet.

Celebrate - whether you live inland or on the coast we are all connected to the ocean; take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our world ocean.

But this day doesn't mean we should be doing good for the oceans on just one day a year -- we need to take measures to conserve and protect them all throughout the year.

Check out this video (below) that features from Jack Cover from the National Aquarium where he discusses the impact of the oil spill on the wildlife and beaches in the Gulf, then watch how David Hasselhoff celebrates World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day and the current impact on Gulf beaches and wildlife:

World Oceans Day from 'The Hoff':

, officially recognized by the UN as June 8th, is a day when we all should be thinking about our oceans and ways to protect them. This rings especially true in a time like this where our Gulf Coast waters and sea life have been so horribly devastated.

The Ocean Project gives us some great reasons why we should be honoring the element that makes up 71% of our planet:


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